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What are the Essentials of Spiritual Leadership?

Our model for spiritual leadership is Jesus. Seeing Him not only as Savior but as the full expression of the Father, we follow His example.

Serving in Hope

My childhood memories of many sermons in church were from men who seemed angry about a lot of things. They preached long and hard about world conditions and the imminent battle of Armageddon. I greatly feared the nations of Gog and Magog! Late at night, I thought I could hear those evil armies crashing over […]

Three Ways We Get Vocation Wrong

A huge chunk of your life revolves around your work. It isn’t just clocking in, clocking out, and everything between. You plan your entire day around your work. It determines when you wake up, when you go to sleep, when you eat, and when you play. When it comes to being a Christian who works, […]

Thy Kingdom Come

The 2000 movie Pay It Forward tells the story of a seventh grader named Trevor, whose new social studies teacher issues an assignment to think of something that could change the world, and then put it into action. Trevor comes up with the idea of doing big favors for three people that are not intended […]

Empowered Witnesses

Jerusalem, ad 33. The fledgling church had been given a mission, a call that would challenge social norms, upend religious traditions, and identify her members as a group of radicals. It was a call they ran from. Yes, the disciples had seen Jesus resurrected. They had heard Him speak and watched Him ascend. But that […]

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How to Clarify Your Calling

Embracing Christ’s invitation and responding to God's overall narrative.

Our Job Description

Throughout his epistles Paul gives us glimpses of the nature of his calling — his job description. He opens most of his letters by identifying himself as an apostle or servant of Jesus Christ, but these are primarily job titles rather than job descriptions. Similarly, in his letter to Philemon, Paul introduces himself as the […]

This We Believe

Statement of Faith 5 The Church   This we believe: The church of God in Scripture is a spiritual body of believers who hold the faith of Jesus and keep the commandments of God. Under the lordship of Christ and the authority of His Word, the church exists universally and locally for purposes of worshipping […]

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Fulfilling Your Purpose: How “The Call” Can Clarify Your Focus

As a young girl, I innately sensed that I was called. To what? I didn’t know. High school graduation arrived and with it, the time to choose a career path. So many tears were shed as I pleaded with God – what do You want me to do? I felt unsettled choosing a secular education to […]

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Cómo Puede Usted Clarificar Su Llamado

Crecer, tenemos grandes sueños para la edad adulta. Ser capaces de llenar nuestros días con las cosas que nos traen gozo y satisfacción mientras nos permiten hacer una diferencia. Abrazando un llamado. Y luego… Bien, digamos que #adultando es una descripción adecuada de la conmoción de algunas de las realidades de la vida adulta. Los […]